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Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Gum’ah, Minister of Endowments, stated that a protocol was signed with the Salafi leaders including the Jam’iah al – Shari’iah and Ansār al- Sunnah al Muhammadiyah. The agreement was that a supervisor from the ministry would be appointed in the mosques’ boards in order to...
The novel follows a group of fellow addicts who gather on a Nile houseboat, the drug a withdrawal from the business of life. They belong to the enlightened bourgeoisie including a writer, a lawyer, a journalist, a real estate owner, an artist and a female translator. All these persons are bound...
The Sufī tarīqahs (orders) have unanimously pledged support  Field Marshall al- Sīsī’s presidential bid. It also announced that it would start collecting powers of attorneys necessary to support the nomination. Abd al- Hādī al Qasabī, Chair of the Council of Sufī Orders, states that “the nomination...
The Nūr Party has welcomed the announcement of Field Marshall Abd al- Fattāh al- Sīsī’s bid for presidency and his resignation from the post of Minister of Defense in preparation for the presidential race. Eng. Galāl al- Murrah, Secretary General of the Nūr Party, stated on his Facebook account, “...
Yesterday, the conference of the Supreme Islamic Council entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī thought and fatwás produced without knowledge on national interests and international relations”   was inaugurated. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum´ah, Minister of Endowments, stated ”to all lovers of peace in the...
The date of the feast varies within Christian denominations. Western Christians celebrate the Nativity on a fixed date, 25 December, which was chosen by Pope Leo I Bishop of Rome (440-461, and coincided with the Coptic month, Kyahk 29.  Some Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate it on 6 January....
In his speech in the UAE at the conference “Social Peace”, Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām of the Azhar, deplored the fact that global peace is tied to the whims of international politics and its changeability, saying that Islam viewed peace as the basis of international relations. He stated that the...
During a three-day meeting, the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church discussed five areas, ‘the Coptic Orthodox Creed and the challenges of the 21st century’, ‘the Coptic identity and how to serve the youth’, ‘ecumenical relationships’, ‘technology’, and ‘the means of social communications.
The director of the Egyptian Center for Development Studies and Human Rights, and lawyer for the Coptic Church of Saint Mark and Pope Peter (also known as the Church of the Two Saints), Joseph Malāk, has filed a complaint to the Attorney General accusing many prominent figures, including  ‘Abd al-...
  The Egyptian Council of Churches (a body that brings together the Coptic Orthodox, Catholic, Anglican, Evangelical and Greek Orthodox denominations) has released a statement condemning the killings of the Egyptian Christians in Libya, calling on the Libyan government to bring the perpetrators to...
  The Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate in Alexandria has sharply condemned the recurrence of attacks against Egyptian Christians in Libya. The patriarchate called on the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and state institutions to take quick measures in order to identify the perpetrators who killed the seven...
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, Deputy Leader of al-Da’wah al-Salafīa, issued a fatwá (religious verdict) saying that non-Muslims are not allowed to hold the function of president, nor any other sovereign functions, because it is not permissible for an infidel to rule over a Muslim according to the sharī’ah (...
Despite announcements from the government that it would organize outdoor spaces for ‘Īd (Eid) prayers, and would not permit others organized by the people, the Salafi Call organized prayers in 40 squares in Alexandria as well as 7 in Marsá Matrūh.
 The anger of members of the Salafi Call at the refusal of the Ministry of Religious Endowments to grant a permit to allowing Doctor Bassām al-Zarqā, Vice-President of the Nūr Party, to deliver sermons has emerged. The Ministry has granted permits to some of the leaders of the Salafi Call, but not...
According to Bishop Royce Morcos, spokesperson of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Pope Tawadros II will not present the patriarch election list to the Egyptian president this week, because he is still in the stage of making the final adjustments that were agreed upon during the seminar at the St....
On February 26th, newly appointed Prime Minister Ibrahīm Mahlab made his first public appearance when he visited the papal residence at St. Mark’s Cathedral in ‘Abāssiyah. Accompanied by Dr. Ghādah Wālī, the new Minister of Social Solidarity, Mahlab offered Pope Tawadros II his condolences for the...
The past few years have seen a large degree of chaos in the field of religious discourse in Egypt and, in particular, who has the right to issue fatwás. However, June 30th’s uprising reinstated that Dār al- iftā’, Committee of fatwá and the Committee of Da’wah Research are the only two institutions...
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, Muftī of Egypt, denounced the terrorist attack in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Despite the Ministry of Endowments’ perseverance in regaining control over the country’s religious podiums, reinstating its independent laws regarding the right to preach in mosques, and its long fight with the Salafī organization regarding this matter, the Ministry has agreed to grant ten Salafī...
The High Committee of Legislative Reforms expressed its dissatisfaction with legislative amendments concerning education policies undertaken by the government without consultation with the Committee of Education. 

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